Calendar: On Tour, On Stage

(updated 2/3/2020)


Claudia's SongShop (workshop in song interpretation) continues most Tuesday evenings at DePaul School of Music; occasional Saturdays in Hyde Park, and bimonthly sessions in Metro Detroit. Learn more at SongShopLive.com.



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020
HelloByeFrontB (30K) Hello! Goodbye! — the second of three SongShop salon concerts
4 PM at the home of Ruth Fuerst and Jim Block (Hyde Park)
Bobby Schiff and Philip Seward at the piano. Featuring Kimberly Mann, Arlene Armstrong, Carol Weston, Christian Halvorsen, Vivian Beckford, and Ruth Fuerst, with appearances by Claudia Hommel and Carrie Hedges.
A light supper will follow. Suggested donation: $15 to $25. VIPs support the SongShop Scholarship Fund by donating $35-$75 per concert. Limited seating. Be sure to reserve here soon. Or call 773.509.9360 for more information.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020
PatClaudiacropped (149K)Vive l'amour, Valentine Luncheon Concert
11:30 AM lunch, 1 PM show.
North Shore Senior Center
161 Northfield Road in Northfield
Let chanteuse Claudia Hommel transport you to Paris in the Langue d'amour—the language of love is yours when you indulge in our Valentine Luncheon Cabaret show. Accordionist Patricia Spaeth and Claudia provide the sound track for song, dance and merriment.
Call Paul to reserve 847-784-6030. $30 before Jan 30, $35 after. www.nssc.org
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2020 at 3 PM
StefanClaudia11 (69K) Chansons d'amour - French songs for lovers
City Kitchen, 16844 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Top off your Valentine weekend by taking your true love to Paris! Simply enter through the back door of City Kitchen where, for a few hours, you will be "transported by a marvelous cabaret show starring the remarkable singer Claudia Hommel. An excellent actress, she can set a mood with a turn of her head or the look in her eyes," reports Pioneer Press from Ravinia Festival. Accompanied by Stefan Kukurugya, one of Metro Detroit's favorite pianists, "Claudia Hommel plays the role of chanteuse-boulevardiere to the hilt.. and offers an unspoken guarantee that you'll think you paid for the evening in euros," says jazz critic Neil Tesser.
This event is produced by Jenann Connolly, to further the teaching of French in the Grosse Pointe schools. To reserve your place, call Jenann Connolly at 313-938-4093 or jenannconnolly at gmail.com. Tickets are $30.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020 at 8 PM
StefanClaudia11 (69K) Classical Revolution Detroit
Cadieux Café, 4300 Cadieux Rd Detroit, Michigan
For a change of pace, Claudia and Stefan join the CutTime quartet during their first set, with string arrangements of "Barbara" by Jacques Prévert and Joseph Kosma, and "Les Berceaux" by Gabriel Fauré.
Details at the Facebook EVENT page

Proud to be part of the city's first ever CHICAGO CABARET WEEK!
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020
at 9 PM
Drew's on Halsted Supper Club and Cabaret
3201 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657
Claudia Elizabeth CCPgala 2017 Paree, What Did You Do to Me—CLAUDIA HOMMEL WITH ELIZABETH DOYLE
a delicious turn from Les Années Folles—the crazy years between the wars, from Yvette Guilbert and Mistinguett, to Marlene Dietrich and the songs of Kurt Weill, Francis Poulenc, Cole Porter and more. Fresh from our début in New York City at the Neue Galerie's Café Sabarsky, we bring you an evening of French, German, and American cabaret classics.
Chicago's Northshore magazine raved that Hommel is "at once sexy and sophisticated, stunning in an Audrey Hepburn sort of way." "One of Chicago’s most captivating performers, Elizabeth Doyle blends a dreamy vocal style with swinging piano playing," said Marian McPartland for NPR's Piano Jazz.
$15 cover. We recommend coming for a fabulous dinner at 8 PM. Reserve your seats at 773-619-1912.


Proud to be part of the city's first ever CHICAGO CABARET WEEK!
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020
at 7:30 PM
Chimera Loft
2948 Central St, Evanston IL 60201 — "follow the red railing"
Claudia Elizabeth CCPgala 2017 Women of Paris: the city and its divas
Introducing our fans to this performace and art venue in nearby Evanston, Claudia Hommel and singer-pianist Elizabeth Doyle distill the energy of Parisian music-hall with a dose of intimate Chicago-style cabaret to create a theatre-piece to transport you to Paris. You may not speak a word of French but you’ll understand every nuance of these women of song.
$25. Limited seating! Be sure to Reserve ahead at www.2948Central.com


SUNDAY, APRIL 5
HelloByeFrontB (30K) Hello! Goodbye! — the third of three SongShop salon concerts
4 PM at the home of Cathy and Marty Glickman (Wicker Park)

Mark Burnell at the piano. Featuring Lynda Gordon, Patrick Davis, Evelyn Danner, Leona Zions, with Drew Fase, Cathy Glickman, Christian Halvorsen, Teresa McGrath, and Joyce Thomas.
Suggested donation: $15 to $25. VIPs support the SongShop Scholarship Fund by donating $35-$75 per concert. Call 773.509.9360 for more information. Limited seating, reserve here soon.

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